A Vision for Community Engagement and Healing
February 25-26, 2020
The links between trauma, resiliency, and an individual’s or a community’s economic viability are being explored by researchers in virtually every field, while those teaching and learning in the health professions are talking increasingly about trauma-informed care. There is revolutionary potential of this new work in terms of radically changing the way we think about poverty, politics, biology, economics, psychology, and many other aspects of individual development and societal structures.
Please join faculty, psychologists, social workers, educators, and community and business leaders February 25-26, for Carthage College’s Trauma and Wellness Conference 2020: A Vision for Community Engagement and Healing. Co-sponsored by Carthage College and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the conference will explore the many, intersecting facets of this topic in the context of southeastern Wisconsin. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Timothy Grove, senior consultant at SaintA, and by Ramel Kweku Akyirefi Smith, president and CEO of Blaquesmith Psychological Consultative Services, LLC.
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Tuesday, Feb. 25
6 p.m., Jockey Club Rooms, Todd Wehr Center
Keynote: 12 Years of Trauma Informed Care in Wisconsin: What have we learned? What’s at stake? What’s next?
Timothy Grove, MSSW, Senior Consultant, SaintA
*Please arrive early. Seats are limited and may fill up quickly.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
10 a.m., TODD WEHR CENTER, 128 A-C
Panel: On Trauma, Economics, and the Justice System
Moderator: John Schmid, Journalist
- Mandela Barnes, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
- Katherine Hilson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Carthage College
- Jamaal Smith, MPA, Program Manager, Office of Violence Prevention, City of Milwaukee
- Dimitri Topitzes, Ph.D., LCSW Associate Professor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Co-founder and Clinical Director, Institute for Child and Family Well-Being
11:15 a.m., Todd Wehr Center, 128 A-C
11:30 a.m., Todd Wehr Center, 128 A-c
Panel: Trauma-Informed Education
Moderator: Dominique Pritchett, Psy.D, LCSW, Postdoctoral Psychology Resident, Allendale Association; CEO, Dominique Pritchett & Co.
- Frank Cumberbatch, Vice President of Engagement, Bader Philanthropies
- Michele Hancock, Ed.D, Professor of Practice in Education; Director of Accelerated Certification in Teaching, Director of Urban Teacher Preparation Program, Carthage College
- Debra Minsky-Kelly, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director of Field Education, Carthage College
1 p.m., Todd Wehr Center, Jockey Room
Lunch and Keynote
Humanity: The Revolutionary Love That Moves Us Toward Healing
Ramel Kweku Akyirefi Smith, Ph.D., LP, President and CEO, Blaquesmith Psychological Consultative Services, LLC
3 p.m., Todd Wehr Center, JOckey Room
Performance: Scenes from ‘Fighting for Home’
Directed by Martin McClendon, Associate Professor of Theatre, Carthage College